• Our partners include:

  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber
  • Rentalcars.com

There are 5 ways to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu by train, car, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, drive, bus  •  12h 48m

  1. Take the train from Varanasi Junction (BSB) to Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE)
  2. Drive from Narkatiaganj Junction (NKE) to Chitwan Sauraha
  3. Take the bus from Chitwan Sauraha to Kathmandu

$26 - $45

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  23h 28m

  1. Take the train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Raxaul Junction (RXL) Sadhbhawna Exp / ...
  2. Take the bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu

$19 - $28

3 alternative options

Train, drive  •  14h 48m

  1. Take the train from Varanasi City (BCY) to Raxaul Junction (RXL) Sadhbhawna Exp / ...
  2. Drive from Raxaul Junction (RXL) to Kathmandu

$20 - $35

Drive  •  7h 45m

  1. Drive from Varanasi to Kathmandu 316.4 miles

$40 - $65

Fly  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Varanasi (VNS) to Kathmandu (KTM) VNS - KTM

$137 - $418

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu is to train and bus which costs ₹1,300 - ₹2,100 and takes 23h 28m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu is to fly which costs ₹10,000 - ₹31,000 and takes 4h 50m.

More details

The distance between Varanasi and Kathmandu is 351 km. The road distance is 506.3 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 12h 48m to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Varanasi Airport to Kathmandu Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 5m and has one stopover.

Search flights

Kathmandu is 15m ahead of Varanasi. It is currently 9:59 AM in Varanasi and 10:14 AM in Kathmandu.

Yes, the driving distance between Varanasi to Kathmandu is 506 km. It takes approximately 7h 45m to drive from Varanasi to Kathmandu.

Get driving directions

Spicejet, Air India Limited, Vistara and three other airlines offer flights from Varanasi Airport to Kathmandu Airport.

Search flights

There are 959+ hotels available in Kathmandu. Prices start at $11 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Varanasi to Varanasi Airport is to taxi which takes 22m and costs ₹460 - ₹550.

More details

Map of how to get from Varanasi to Kathmandu.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 219.3 miles
  • Duration: 12h 48m

What companies run services between Varanasi, India and Kathmandu, Nepal?

Jet Airways, Jet Lite and six other airlines fly from Varanasi to Kathmandu hourly.

Airlines
Jet Airways
Website
jetairways.com
Flights from Varanasi to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Nepal Airlines
Website
nepalairlines.com.np
Flights from Varanasi to Kathmandu via Delhi
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Varanasi to Kathmandu via Mumbai
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Nepal
Website
busnepal.com
Bus from Chitwan Sauraha to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
busnepal.com
bus
Bus from Birgunj to Kathmandu
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Travelling to the UK: What do I need to know?, How do I get from Sydney to Melbourne and 4 of the smartest ways to explore Australia - to help you get the most out of your next trip.